Rural Fantasy 4
Title: Strange Country Author: Deborah Coates Genre: Rural Fantasy Publisher: Tor Publication Date: May 27 2014 Hardcover: 336 Pages After facing Death himself and banishing a reaper bent on the destruction of Sheriff’s deputy Boyd Davies, Hallie Michaels had hoped things would finally settle down; that she and Boyd would find more time to spend […]
Middle Grade Review Bonanza: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken, Permanent Rose by Hilary McKay, and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
The Middle Grade Review Bonanza is a new feature of 2-3 mini-reviews for short (typically 250 pages or less) MG books we both really wanted to read. It’s a new Regular Thing (and we’d love to hear your thoughts and recommendations for future entries). Wicked wolves and a grim governess threaten Bonnie and her cousin […]
Title: Texas Gothic Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore Genre: Contemporary/Urban Fantasy (Rural Fantasy?), Mystery, Young Adult Publisher: Random House Children’s Books (US)/Corgi Children’s (UK) Publication date: July 2011 (US & UK) Hardcover: 416 pages Amy Goodnight’s family is far from normal. She comes from a line of witches, but tries her best to stay far outside the […]
Title: Wildefire Author: Karsten Knight Genre: Speculative Fiction, Contemporary/Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Publication date: July 2011 Hardcover: 400 pages Every flame begins with a spark. Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just […]
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